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Passings: Leslie Neilsen, Irvin Kershner

by on Nov.29, 2010, under Obituaries

Actor Leslie Neilsen, best known for his slapstick comedies but also famous in SF fandom for his serious turn as Commander J.J. Adams in the classic 1956 movie Forbidden Planet, passed away at the age of 84 due to complications from pneumonia, according to his family Sunday.

Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back among various movies and TV series, has also passed away at the age of 87.

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